S Korea’s LG Chem runs Daesan BPA at full rates

22 March 2013 09:25  [Source: ICIS news]

CHONGQING (ICIS)--South Korea’s LG Chem is running its new bisphenol-A (BPA) plant in Daesan  at full capacity, a company source said on Friday.

The plant with a nameplate BPA capacity of 150,000 tonnes/year achieved on-spec production in mid-February and the company has since ramped up production, the source said.

“We have been trying to divert cargoes to other regions such as India, the Middle East, the US and Europe, given the weak market conditions in China,” the source said on the sidelines of the 10th China Epoxy Resins & Raw Materials Forum, held in Chongqing, China, on 21-22 March 2013.

In Yeosu, LG Chem operates two BPA units that have a combined capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year. The units are running at full capacity, the source said.

By: Liu Xin
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